The greatest thing since sliced bread

by chuckofish

Sliced bread was  first sold on this day in 1928, advertised as “the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped.” This huge step for mankind was taken right here in my flyover state, in Chillicothe, Missouri!

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I guess they are still pretty proud of this fact.

Also on this day in 1954 Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips played “That’s All Right” for the first time on his Red, Hot, and Blue show. Listeners began phoning in, eager to find out who the singer was. It was Elvis Presley.

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The rest is history.

Today is also World Chocolate Day–celebrations include the consumption of chocolate. Well, duh.

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So what is our message for today? Enjoy the day! Take a risk! Eat dessert!

Speaking of going for the gusto, here is a picture of the boy playing ice hockey in his men’s league.wrc hockeyHe wanted to play as a youngster, but we encouraged him to speed skate instead, which he did for several years. Then he switched to lacrosse. Good to see him finally padded up and happy! (BTW, where’s your mouth guard?!)

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